The Riverside Durham
CWC19 Venue Guide

The Riverside Durham


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England's most northerly ground, the home of Durham County Cricket Club, will host three fixtures.
The Riverside Durham fixtures
The Riverside Durham fixtures


First established in 1995, The Riverside Durham has previously hosted four ICC Cricket World Cup fixtures, all of which took place at the 1999 edition.

At the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Durham will host three fixtures, including England v New Zealand and it will be the home for two Sri Lanka games.

The highest World Cup total at the home of Durham County Cricket Club is 261/6, which was scored by Pakistan on their way to victory against Scotland in 1999. However, the stars of the show that day were the bowling attack of Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar and Abdul Razzaq who took three wickets apiece.


It’s never too early to start thinking about your travel!

Plan ahead so you can make the most out of your day at The Riverside Durham during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. 

The venue is located in the town of Chester-le-Street which is approximately six miles from Durham. There is a small train station at Chester-le-Street which has a limited number of irregular services, Durham Station is better suited to national travel with regular services linking it to London and Manchester. For further information about rail services to and from Chester-le-Street and Durham please visit:

There will be shuttle buses linking Durham Station and The Riverside Durham operating on match days. These services will be operated in line with the match start and finish times and will provide an easy link from the station to the ground.

There is some parking available (including blue badge) at the ground, however, this will need to be booked in advance through the ground, with details announced in early 2019.

A Park and Ride service will also be available, with details of this service made available in early 2019.

The Riverside Durham
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Durham, in North East England, is a county with breathtaking dales, a dramatic coastline, a vale steeped in history and a vibrant city at its heart.

Chester-le-Street, home to The Riverside Durham, has a history that reaches back through the centuries. Visit St Mary and St Cuthbert’s Church, a place of worship since 883AD, discover the town’s fascinating past as you walk the heritage trail, or simply enjoy the surroundings on a walk in Riverside Park with its riverside path, gardens, wildlife area and children’s activities.

Durham boasts one of the most stunning city skylines in Europe
Durham boasts one of the most stunning city skylines in Europe

Boasting one of the most stunning city skylines in Europe, Durham City captivates with its characterful streets and prominent peninsula crowned with the towering sight of Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral, which together form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Two of the county’s treasure troves can be found in the Durham Dales. Raby, one of England’s finest medieval castles, houses stunning interiors, fine artwork and furniture; whilst The Bowes Museum showcases one of the most important collections of European fine and decorative arts in the North of England.

For a journey through 2,000 years of history, myth and legend, the UK’s ‘must see’ live-action show Kynren - An Epic Tale of England is spectacular family entertainment for all ages. And 2019 sees the fruition of Auckland Castle’s exciting redevelopment as the breathtaking building, a significant part of English history, reopens to become an attraction not to be missed.

As day turns to night, Durham’s skies light up as the North Pennines AONB is home to more nationally recognised Dark Sky Discovery Sites than any other part of the UK. Or for stars of a different kind, head to Gala for a packed programme of entertainment.

For further information on things to see and do, accommodation, food and drink and events visit:

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The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has a full, dedicated security team working on plans for a safe and secure tournament for all participants and spectators.

We are working with police in all our host cites and the national security services to ensure the security provided at the tournament is of the highest order, while existing security staff at all CWC19 host venues are receiving additional training in the build-up to the tournament. 

There will be enhanced security plans at all our host venues with visible security measures taking place, as well as other non-visible measures happening throughout the tournament, inside and outside the stadium.